Bantam AA Bring Home the Irish Cup, News (Oshawa Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
Bantam AA - Bantam AA Bring Home the Irish Cup
Submitted By Bantam AA HC on Tuesday, November 06, 2018
The Bantam AA have won the 2018 Irish Cup.  The team traveled over 750 km to South Bend, Indiana on the weekend of November 1-4 to take part in the Irish Cup hosted at the University of Notre Dame.


The team started the tournament with a 3-1 win over the Skokie Flyers.  Following that game the Bantam AA players and their families took in a University of Notre Dame Hockey game. 

Early Saturday morning the team played a physical game vs the London Jr. Mustangs that after chances at both ends ended in a 0-0 tie.  Goalie Anthony Arcangioli earned the shutout.  After almost a 10-hour break the boys were back on the ice to take on the Highland Park Falcons.  Trailing 4-2 with less than 5 minutes left the boys were able to pull out a 4-4 tie with two quick goals.  This tie caused a 3-way tie for first in the Blue Division with three teams sitting at 1-0-2.  After much discussion and following the “special” tiebreaking rules it came down to London and Oshawa and a coin toss for first place.  London won the toss and Oshawa was ranked 2nd heading into Sunday morning’s semi-final vs the Vipers from Chicago who had gone 3-0 in the preliminary round with a GF of 12 and GA of 3 on the red bracket. 

Sunday morning these boys were ready to represent not only Oshawa but also all of Canada in the semi-finals and boy did Oshawa come out flying.  Hard work and determination earned the Bantam AA a trip to the final’s with a 3-2 win! 

In the final, the team matched up again with the same London team we had tied in the preliminary round and who had beaten us in the coin toss. A hard fought battle between two Canadian teams was exactly what this game was.  Oshawa scored 1 in the first period and 1 in the second period to bring home the Cup with a 2-0 win.  Anthony Arcangioli once again earned the shutout and was named the MVP in the Championship game. 

Congratulations to all the boys and the coaching staff on an amazing weekend and a huge thank you to all the parents and siblings who travelled and supported the team.
This article has been viewed 490 times.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 06
    Nov
    Atom A
    Congratulations to the Oshawa Minor Generals Atom A team on a successful tournament weekend! Bringing home, the first-place trophy from the 47th Niagara Showdown in Niagara Falls NY on October 28th.   Meeting and defeating Detroit’s’ Belle Tire ...
  • 05
    Nov
    Minor Atom AAA
    The Minor Atom AAA team took part in the CCM World Invite, the largest youth Hockey Tournament in the world this past weekend.  A total of 10,000 players from 526 teams from all over North of America came to compete in this Elite tournament in the ...
  • 26
    Oct
    Bantam AE
    The Bantam AE team won the Bradford Blue and Gold tournament held October 12-14. After a blazing start with 7-0 and 6-0 victories, tougher games followed with a 2-2 tie and then a come from behind 5-4 OT semi-final victory against local rival ...
  • 17
    Oct
    Peewee AA
    Congratulations to the Peewee AA team for their Gold Medal performance at the CHE Lake Placid American Cup tournament this past weekend!
  • 15
    Oct
    Minor Atom A
    Congratulations to the Minor Atom A team for their Gold Medal performance at the CHE Lake Placid American Cup tournament this past weekend!
  • 15
    Oct
    Atom AE
    Congratulations to the Oshawa Minor Generals Atom AE team for winning the American Cup Lake Placid Tournament held on October 12th - October 14th. Way to go GENS for your undefeated win!
  • 07
    Oct
    Minor Midget AA
    On September 29, 2018 the Newton Trelawney Minor Midget AA Generals and Minor Midget Belleville Bulls took part in a wonderful night to honour #91 Owen Dimanno's continuing recovery from a stroke he suffered on April 12, 2018.  
  • 13
    Sep
    Atom AE
    On Friday September 7th the Oshawa Atom AE team won the Justin William Northumberland Tournament. The team played the Ajax Knights on Friday September 7th and had a 7-2 win. On September 8th the boys played Peterborough and won 5-1 and following ...
Printed from oshawahockey.com on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:04 PM